The motto of the city of Victoria is "Proud History. Bright Future" and there couldn't be a more appropriate way to describe the capital of British Columbia. Voted by Condé Nast as the "Friendliest City in Canada", Victoria is known for clean air, lush landscape and relaxed atmosphere, presenting the city as a natural oasis. Victoria's diverse offerings include the beautiful Burtchart Gardens, historic and haunted Craigdarroch Castle and the University of Victoria, consistently ranked as one of Canada's top universities. Nowhere else on Vancouver Island can one experience the convenient and relaxing Oceanside lifestyle – Victoria is truly a wonderful place to live.